Assistant Professor - Information Literacy Coordinator

Kent Library - Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


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Cape Girardeau, MO




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Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

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Type of Library


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Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design, plan, organize, implement, and assess information literacy education and initiatives within the core curriculum and the academic disciplines
  • Provide vision and leadership on information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment
  • Coordinate with departments and programs to support student research and integrate information literacy into courses in both traditional and online formats
  • Develop and maintain information literacy modules used to support curriculum and instruction
  • Create effective digital learning materials; such as video tutorials and LibGuidesTM
  • Serve as liaison librarian to multiple academic departments and/or the regional campuses
  • Work closely with faculty and students across the University; interactions may be face-to-face, virtual, at the regional campuses, or online
  • Provide research assistance in-person, online, or by telephone and share in the chat and reference desk staffing rotation; may include some nights and weekends
  • Participate in the development and management of library services and collections
  • Contribute to Kent Library and library unit committees, activities, and outreach, and to Southeast Missouri State University through faculty governance, committees, councils, and other working groups
  • Establish and maintain a professional development program consistent with promotion, tenure, and post-professorial review

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree
  • Minimum 2 years of professional library experience
  • Demonstrated experience with planning, delivering, and assessing information literacy education
  • Demonstrated application of information literacy concepts and trends, pedagogical skills and assessment strategies
  • Experience with the creation of digital learning materials
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty and a diverse student body throughout the University
  • Knowledge of a wide range of electronic and print information resources
  • Strong service orientation and flexibility
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well as a member of a group and individually
  • Ability to meet Kent Library’s and Southeast Missouri State University’s tenure and promotion requirements
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities 

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model.  Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and Southeast Online. 

Full-time, Tenure track, 10-month position


The Community

Library Information: Information regarding Kent Library can be found at

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with five colleges, approximately 11,000 students, and a faculty and staff of approximately 1,100. Southeast is a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters, and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 78,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.

HR Info

Application Deadline: The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 5, 2018. 

To Apply: Submit the following items online at

  • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications and responsibilities
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

Posted Sep 6, 2018